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The Communist Territory of Basra

“If at first you don't succeed, you aren't us”

Category: New York Times Democracy
Civil Rights:
Average
Economy:
Frightening
Political Freedoms:
Superb

Location: The United Ascendancy

Regional Influence: Dealmaker

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The Communist Territory of Basra is a gargantuan, cultured nation, ruled by Mark Izatov with a fair hand, and renowned for its anti-smoking policies, state-planned economy, and punitive income tax rates. The hard-nosed, democratic, humorless population of 23.231 billion Basrans enjoy a sensible mix of personal and economic freedoms, while the political process is open and the people's right to vote held sacrosanct.

The government — a sprawling, bureaucracy-choked, corrupt morass — juggles the competing demands of Environment, Defense, and Education. It meets to discuss matters of state in the capital city of The City of Townsville. The income tax rate is 100%.

The frighteningly efficient Basran economy, worth a remarkable 5,326 trillion Credits a year, is driven entirely by a combination of government and state-owned industry, with private enterprise illegal. The industrial sector, which is highly specialized, is mostly made up of the Information Technology industry, with significant contributions from Arms Manufacturing and Cheese Exports. Average income is an amazing 229,305 Credits, and distributed extremely evenly, with little difference between the richest and poorest citizens.

Behind every local dictator is a Basran advisor whispering in their ear, the The City Of Townsville Film Festival recently voted 'Basran Getting Hit By Football' as best film, a government program is underway to revitalize Basra's beaches, and politicians frequently make unusual poses during speeches in hopes of inspiring the next internet fad. Crime, especially youth-related, is totally unknown, thanks to the all-pervasive police force and progressive social policies in education and welfare. Basra's national animal is the Koala, which frolics freely in the nation's many lush forests, and its national religion is Worshipers of Thomas Hobbs.

Basra is ranked 25,307th in the world and 4th in The United Ascendancy for Most Efficient Economies, scoring 97.75 on the Krugman-Greenspan Business Outlook Index.

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Highest Poor Incomes: 2,897thRudest Citizens: 3,063rdHighest Food Quality: 3,548thLargest Information Technology Sector: 5,071stHighest Average Incomes: 5,096thMost Subsidized Industry: 5,405thMost Scientifically Advanced: 5,902ndLargest Populations: 6,366thMost Inclusive: 9,199thMost Secular: 9,250thMost Corrupt Governments: 9,306thMost Armed: 12,615thTop
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Most Stationary: 18,030thMost World Assembly Endorsements: 19,041stMost Cultured: 24,326thMost Efficient Economies: 25,307th
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